AIR International - September 2009

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FEATURES

SIX ONE SEVEN PART TWO
Mark Ayton concludes his look at No.617 `Dambusters' Squadron.

RAF GETS NEW BATCH OF TYPHOONS
Andrew Brookes reports on the contract signing that will provide the RAF with 40 more Typhoons.

STILL RED HOT?
Bruce Hales-Dutton examines Virgin Atlantic Airways as it celebrates its 25th anniversary.

PAPA'S GLOBEMASTER WING LIFTS OFF
Kees van der Mark visited P pa AB in Hungary and reports on the activation of the Heavy Airlift Wing.

X-51A RIDES THE WAVES
Dino Carrara reports on the hypersonic X-51A WaveRider, which will fly later this year.

STRAIGHT TALKING
Mark Ayton spoke with the leaders of the Air Force Flight Test Center at Edwards AFB about four of their biggest programmes.

REGULARS

HEADLINE NEWS
Leading stories from around the world.

GENERAL NEWS
Worldwide military and commercial news by Dave Willis.

UK MILITARY NEWS COLUMN
Tim Ripley looks at hybrid warfare.

US MILITARY NEWS COLUMN
Robert F Dorr examines issues facing the Air National Guard's fighter force.

COMMERCIAL NEWS COLUMN
The plight of British Airways is analysed by Bruce Hales-Dutton.

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